Social Security Expansion Advocates Target Presidential Candidates
As millions of Americans prepare this year for one of the biggest milestones in their lives – retirement – the program that they have come to most depend on in retirement its celebrating its own milestone. The Social Security program turns 80-years-old on August 14.
What Americans Really Think About Taxes: Pew
One surprising finding: More than a third of taxpayers say they like doing their taxes, according to Pew Research.
SIFMA, FSR Urge Passage of Cyber Sharing Bill
CISA would allow businesses and government "to quickly and effectively share critical information about cyber threats while ensuring privacy," the groups say.
Ritholtz: The Worldwide Deficit of High-Quality Debt
Observers like Jeffrey Gundlach and Gary Shilling expect rates on quality long-term bonds to stay low because of a limited supply, Barry Ritholtz writes.
Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights
Obama's student loan directive would create a new complaint system for student borrowers and ease loan repayment.
2015 Tax Cheat Sheet for Advisors and Their Clients
For tax year 2015, there are annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes.
Investor Optimism Highest Since 2007: Wells Fargo, Gallup
The share of investors who say now is a good time to invest in the markets has risen to 58%, the poll found.
IRS’ 12 Tax Scams to Avoid in 2015: The Dirty Dozen
From lower-income taxpayers to the ultra-high net worth, anyone can fall victim to a tax scam — or perpetrate one.
Do Financial Advisors Need to Be Economists?
In their book “Big Picture Economics,” Joel Naroff and Ron Scherer tell the story of Greg Parker, who took the convenience store his father built and parlayed it into the Parker Companies.
Dishonest Services: SEC’s Fight Against Public Corruption
We often think of laws to combat corruption as anti-bribery and anti-kickback laws. But the SEC is increasingly using securities fraud laws as a tool.